Accession Number:

ADA413897

Title:

A Model DoD Systems Approach for Tobacco Cessation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

While tobacco use in the military costs over 584 million per year in health related expenses, 29.9 of our enlisted forces continue to smoke Helyer, Brehm, Penno, 1995 Bray, Sanchez, Ornstein, et al., 1999 The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a community initiative on smoking prevalence among active duty personnel and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. Sixteen military installations four each from the Air Force, Army, marines, and navy will be assigned to either an intervention or delayed intervention condition. At the end of this second year of the study research accomplishments include implementing, monitoring and modifying the intervention at Air Force sites, refining the survey instrument, creating all of the necessary components of the community campaign, sourcing, identifying and random assignment of the Navy and Marine sites, obtaining preliminary lRB approval from the Bethesda Navy lRB, and consulting with Army personnel on identifying Army bases that will volunteer to participate in the study.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE